good morning! i have a special treat for you today – one of our graphic designers sent me these sweet designs that you are free to download as wallpaper for your computer, or whatever else you may want to use them for…just click on the images to go to our flickr page and download the large size!
last week i was over in the area where our visual display team works on the amazing creations that you see in our stores, and i spotted boxes and boxes of these colorful little creatures…
so what are they? our new store displays for spring! here’s a look at the installation in our king of prussia, pa store:
i love it! our visual display team always does such an amazing job :)
we have some new artwork up in gallery 543 here at the navy yard! now through march the gallery will feature the work of three local artists: nicole barrick, jason turner and caroline wilson.
caroline wilson works with pen, ink, gouache and found objects, toying with the juxtaposition of various themes and images. She says she began illustrating as a means to sanity, and a way to exorcize the imagery that haunts her at night.
nicole barrick uses a variety of media, including hair weaving and clothing. she says, “i strive to make connections between seemingly unrelated objects and images in order to make sense of this world and at the same time create imaginary places. the best way to describe my process is as a meditation on or channeling of an enigmatic energy that brings forth images and symbols filtered through my own perception and experience.”
jason turner works with themes of nature, vulnerability and cultural myth, using simple line and repetition to construct a world of calm and subtle narrative.
The artists reception will take place at gallery 543 tomorrow, February 1st, from 5-6:30pm.
the first ever philagrafika festival starts this weekend in philly, and it is expected to be one of the largest art events in the US and the world’s largest print-related exhibition. this will be a recurring event that celebrates the role of print in contemporary art. more than 300 artists will be represented at more than 80 venues throughout philly! i really like what artist gunilla klingberg has done with the entrance at moore college:
for more info on philagrafika click here.
free people 5th ave in new york is teaming up with the salvation army for a clothing drive on saturday – stop by and help them out in their efforts to provide our neighbors in haiti with food and supplies during this difficult time. stop by the store anytime between 10am – 9pm!
don’t know what to bring? think light jackets, shoes, socks, t-shirts, anything light and packable!
some photos of our team setting up the new store at space 15 twenty!
and the storefront:
looks like a beautiful day in los angeles! check out space 15 twenty’s blog here.
we’re very excited to be opening a new store at space 15 twenty in los angeles!
if you’re not familiar with space 15 twenty, its a unique retail setting where each store is connected by an outdoor courtyard, and includes a performance space for live music, an art gallery, and a monthly pop up shop.
stop by tomorrow for the grand opening party, with food, drinks, and vintage vinyl spun by dj dez!
happy thursday everyone! it’s poll time…last week i asked about some of the graphic tops we have right now and the winner is the zuma mason tank with 31% of the votes! that was my favorite too :)
this week we’ve had the military trend on the mind…it was a huge trend on the runway for spring/summer 2010, and we’ve got some great pieces right now to help you get this cool, army-inspired look. which of these would you most want to add to your wardrobe?
the my pants cargo pants:
the platoon jacket:
or the we the free sargeant jacket:
time to vote!
stream is a photograph projection show curated by jennilee marigomen, who i posted about last weekend. it’s taking place tonight in baltimore (pent house gallery) and LA (space 15 twenty), and if you’re able to attend either one, DO. among the many photographers in the show is marcelo gomes, who we posted about on our blog back in august…his work is unbelievable:
the sundance film festival started yesterday in park city utah and runs through january 31st. among the films that will be screened are “howl,” about the life of beat icon allen ginsberg and the events leading up to the writing of his famous poem, and “the runaways,” about joan jett, cherie currie and their band’s rise to fame. but perhaps the most anticipated screening will be “exit through the gift shop,” a documentary film by the mysterious street artist banksy. check out the trailer: